California college students flock to Arizona as UC, CSU turn them away

California UC and CSU students

New freshmen enrollment by California students at ASU reached a peak in 2015, when more than 1,400 freshmen signed up for ASU classes.(Photo: Tom Tingle/The Republic) California’s loss is Arizona’s gain, at least when it comes to public college students.

As California’s public universities have turned away tens of thousands of qualified applicants annually, Arizona has seen its numbers of California transplants grow, bringing with them higher tuition payments. 

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